|Flowers and trims using various types of ribbon.|
Two-sided ribbons: These ribbons are finished on both sides, such as grosgrain ribbon.
Two-color ribbons: Not only are these ribbons finished on both sides, but each side of the ribbon is also a different color or design.
Wired ribbons: These ribbons have a lightweight wire woven into the edges. Look for narrow styles for the most versatility.
|As seasons change, not all materials and colors are available at all times.|
Metallic ribbons or fabrics: Choose a subtly colored metallic weave, or go bold with a bright metallic weave. Look for metallic ribbons that also have wired edges.
Sheer ribbons or fabrics: Try organdy or organza in solids and stripes and made from natural or synthetic fibers.
Taffeta ribbons or fabrics: Look for solid, two-tone weaves and iridescent weaves.
Bias-cut ribbon or fabric: Choose silks, satins or cottons cut into strips on the bias. Overdyed silks and satins are especially pretty.
Linen or burlap ribbon or fabric: These materials are a heavier weave and can add texture to trims and flowers.
|Kari Mecca's Whimsy Flowers & Trims|
Sew On, Sew Well, Sew Beautiful,
Cyndi and Amelia